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"Let's take a trip to the moon baby ..." -Godsmack

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IN THIS EPISODE ...

In this week's episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast, we are locked and loaded for Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon. Your host Counterpunch, and regular panel consisting of Tigertracks 24, Razorclaw, Jon3.0, and Seibertron himself discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of the latest piece of Bayhem.

Here are this episode's topics:

  • General thoughts on the film
  • Voice-actor-palooza
  • New characters, or how the Wreckers didn't suck
  • Editing, or lack thereof
  • Groundbreaking visual effects
  • The Elephant in the room - Prime's characterization
  • Bragging Rights

Just a few reminders, though. This episode features light editing and contains language inappropriate for minors. Also, the episode is one giant spoiler for the movie, so if you haven't seen it yet, please wait to listen.

You can download this episode here or via iTunes.



"LISTEN TO WIN" PODCAST CONTEST

We're featuring our first ever "Listen To Win" Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast contest! There are two secret keywords in the podcast. When you hear us mention them, head on over to our new Podcast Contest page and enter the keyword. You must be a registered member and signed in to enter the contest. We're giving away five IMAX 3D tickets for the first keyword, and one BotCon exclusive Kre-O poster for the second keyword. This contest is only open to Seibertron.com memberes located in the United States and Canada.

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1251228)
Posted by Lord Onixprime on July 2nd, 2011 @ 11:15am CDT
My problem with the Autobot exile and subsequent final battle was that Optimus roles up when Sam was trying to infiltrate Chicago and his basic explanation for why they complied but hid away was pretty much "We had to to prove to your leader that we are necessary."

Also, I noticed that almost all weapons in this movie were handheld instead of transforming from their arms, which bugged me.

People clapped in my theater too, but I didn't feel like they were that into it for the whole movie. I mean, at least in RoTF there was a lot of laughing and enjoyment (even with the oven that was the Imax theater). It wasn't horrible to me in the sense that it was a poor story or anything, I was just horribly bored for most of the movie, and once the final battle actually came around I had already sorta checked out.

Kreon :P
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1251245)
Posted by It Is Him on July 2nd, 2011 @ 11:55am CDT
RE: Razorclaw's theory about Megatron being brain-damaged: Starscream gives it some weight - at the scene in Africa with Megatron, Starscream says something about Megatron being sick! I had thought about maybe that was why Megs was killed so easily by Prime at the end of the movie, but, who knows? Conjecture!
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 2nd, 2011 @ 1:35pm CDT
Cool! An early release! :D

Are we sure that Gerg Berg is Greg Berger? EDIT: Just looked him up. He's a different guy.

Starscream taking evasive action is not the same thing as being cowardly. That's called strategy. Otherwise, everyone who's ever dodged weaponfire is also a coward.

Megs was based in Namibia, Africa.

LOL, "Decepti-Khan!" :lol:

I'd like to hear how Peter Cullen felt about making Optimus speak such lines as, "We will kill them all."

Optimus didn't even register any trace of direct reaction to Ironhide's death. He reacted to Sentinel's betrayal in general, but showed little to no acknowledgement towards Sentinel's murdering of Ironhide.

Have you opted to watch the Japanese DVD of ROTF?

:shock: $800 bucks for Kre-O?! Sheesh! How can you spare that kind of cash?

"Let's Stump Seibertron" :lol: :lol: :lol:

2 1/2 hours. A new record!

Kreon. Second person to say it. I knew I shoulda started listening earlier.

The sheer length of this podcast is enough to make this one a most impressive one alone. The contents of these discussions are what make listening to these podcasts all the more worthwhile. Great job, everyone. Good day to you all, and good luck on your counterpunches toy huntings.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1251279)
Posted by PrymeStriker on July 2nd, 2011 @ 1:52pm CDT
I'm going to have to disagree about the statement with the casseticon's loyalty. In fact, it seems Rumble and Laserbeak are more loyal to Megatron than Soundwave.
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Posted by mikeyfuzz on July 2nd, 2011 @ 3:50pm CDT
Another great show guys. I love the "unplugged" format. I think this movie was pretty good, but the first film is still the best of the 3 for me. Much better editing and music put emotion into every scene. Hasbro said at Botcon that they have more toys to show us, but we going to wait til after the movie to reveal them. I think we will see movie toys on shelves at least through christmas. Great show and keep it up.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1251318)
Posted by jON3.0 on July 2nd, 2011 @ 3:53pm CDT
I didn't say "$800," I said "$180" on K-Reos. And why do people keep posting "KREON???" That wasn't the "magic word" to win the contest, people!
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Posted by Counterpunch on July 2nd, 2011 @ 4:23pm CDT
jON3.0 wrote:I didn't say "$800," I said "$180" on K-Reos. And why do people keep posting "KREON???" That wasn't the "magic word" to win the contest, people!


That was for Ryan's poster prize at the end, which I believe was already claimed.
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Posted by jON3.0 on July 2nd, 2011 @ 4:26pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
jON3.0 wrote:I didn't say "$800," I said "$180" on K-Reos. And why do people keep posting "KREON???" That wasn't the "magic word" to win the contest, people!


That was for Ryan's poster prize at the end, which I believe was already claimed.


Gotcha. Sorry, I had to duck out a few minutes early because I got waaay too hot in my studio and my wife was wanting to go to bed. Also did very little editing so didn't get to listed through the entire thing. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1251400)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 2nd, 2011 @ 6:22pm CDT
I think the contest still has at least one ticket left, so if you did not respond go ahead and make a try for it.
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 2nd, 2011 @ 6:25pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:I think the contest still has at least one ticket left, so if you did not respond go ahead and make a try for it.
I've already seen it in both IMAX 3D and in regular 2D. I'll let someone else have it. ;)
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Posted by joevill on July 2nd, 2011 @ 7:37pm CDT
Dusty Skids and Mudflap!
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Posted by Ruthless Cynic on July 2nd, 2011 @ 8:25pm CDT
Kreon
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1251449)
Posted by Ruthless Cynic on July 2nd, 2011 @ 8:26pm CDT
I do quite enjoy the podcast.
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Posted by Fortress Rodimus on July 2nd, 2011 @ 10:58pm CDT
I cannot wait to listen to this but it is going to have to wait until after wed because that is when i go to see the movie. Although i have read a lot of spoilers i am going to wait to listen.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1251568)
Posted by Seibertron on July 2nd, 2011 @ 11:40pm CDT
All five winners have received their codes via email from me. The winners of the "Listen To Win" IMAX ticket contest are: SpaceSkull, BATTOUSAI XD, Kibble, Ruthless Cynic, and amcgrath929.

amcgrath929 also won the Kre-o poster contest from Seibertron.com's Podcast.

Congratulations to our winners!
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1251600)
Posted by Bedo on July 3rd, 2011 @ 12:30am CDT
Laserbeak does land on Megatrons arm, when they where in Africa you clearly see laserbeak land on his arm. Still loved the review guys!!!
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Posted by First Gen on July 3rd, 2011 @ 12:31am CDT
The winners for the recent Twincast Podcast Episode 24 "Lunacy" "Listen to Win" Contest have been announced! Here are the winners of the contest posted by Seibertron himself:


"All five winners have received their codes via email from me. The winners of the "Listen To Win" IMAX ticket contest are: SpaceSkull, BATTOUSAI XD, Kibble, Ruthless Cynic, and amcgrath929

amcgrath929 also won the Kre-o poster contest from Seibertron.com's Podcast.

Congratulations to our winners!"



Indeed, congratulations to our winners and thank you for listening to Seibertron.com's official Podcast Twincast. If you haven't had a chance to listen to the most recent episode of Twincast, or if you'd like to catch up on previous episodes, check out the Twincast section of Seibertron.com here.
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Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on July 3rd, 2011 @ 12:46am CDT
Awesome I won! Thanks so much Ryan!
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Posted by Doctor McGrath on July 3rd, 2011 @ 1:03am CDT
Bedo wrote:Laserbeak does land on Megatrons arm, when they where in Africa you clearly see laserbeak land on his arm. Still loved the review guys!!!


I'm going to watch the movie again tomorrow so I'll make sure, but I'm pretty sure that was Soundwave.

@Counterpunch I listened to the podcast again today with Britney. She told me every time you paused while speaking she could imagine you shrugging your shoulders with your hands up, head tilted, making the "ehhh" face lol.

Thanks a lot guys for making the Podcasts happen and for the contest this week. It's really cool winning the tickets and poster. Thanks Ryan!
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 3rd, 2011 @ 7:19am CDT
Bedo wrote:Laserbeak does land on Megatrons arm, when they where in Africa you clearly see laserbeak land on his arm. Still loved the review guys!!!
Just watched the film again yesterday. Pretty sure he's only ever on Soundwave's arm, as Megatron was bent over tending to the Hatchlings in that scene.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1251713)
Posted by Rated X on July 3rd, 2011 @ 8:09am CDT
Got hold of DOTM today. Great movie, but not the epic Michael Bay promised. Besides too much human storyline, I had to hit rewind so many times to see who's who and who got killed. If you blink you miss certain characters that only have one or two cameos. Still have no idea who the large Einstein looking robot that got killed was. And was it Soundwave that killed him ??? Was that the mercedes bot Bumblebee killed or Soundwave ??? Who was the Ferarri autobot ??? I couldnt make out the name the one time they told him to report to a bay for weapon check. What was the little Einstein looking robots name that hung out with Wheelie ??? It sounded like Brains I think. So much, Im gonna have to watch it a few more times to catch on. But im gonna be the devils advocate and say that part 2 was the best. It had the best combination of action and chance to see the characters robot modes without having to press pause on the DVD. And I do plan on buying the collectors edition when it comes out to show my support. But for now I stay away from theatres to avoid screaming children and cellphone wielding teenagers which ruin any movie.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1251752)
Posted by SpaceSkull on July 3rd, 2011 @ 9:48am CDT
Thanks Seibertron! I am using my ticket today!
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Posted by It Is Him on July 3rd, 2011 @ 11:26am CDT
Rated X wrote:Got hold of DOTM today. Great movie, but not the epic Michael Bay promised. Besides too much human storyline, I had to hit rewind so many times to see who's who and who got killed.


That's awesome. You totally got a copy in a Miami convenience store, right? :lol:

Que was the name of the Scientist looking bot that Barricade executed, and Brains was the little guy with Wheelie.
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Posted by First Gen on July 3rd, 2011 @ 11:50am CDT
Rated X wrote:Got hold of DOTM today. Great movie, but not the epic Michael Bay promised. Besides too much human storyline, I had to hit rewind so many times to see who's who and who got killed. If you blink you miss certain characters that only have one or two cameos. Still have no idea who the large Einstein looking robot that got killed was. And was it Soundwave that killed him ??? Was that the mercedes bot Bumblebee killed or Soundwave ??? Who was the Ferarri autobot ??? I couldnt make out the name the one time they told him to report to a bay for weapon check. What was the little Einstein looking robots name that hung out with Wheelie ??? It sounded like Brains I think. So much, Im gonna have to watch it a few more times to catch on. But im gonna be the devils advocate and say that part 2 was the best. It had the best combination of action and chance to see the characters robot modes without having to press pause on the DVD. And I do plan on buying the collectors edition when it comes out to show my support. But for now I stay away from theatres to avoid screaming children and cellphone wielding teenagers which ruin any movie.



u watch a crappy bootleg and judge it off that? DOTM had some of the clearest pictures and robot definition of all the films. Soundeave was a Mercedes, there was a whole scene with Carly getting tormented by him revealing that.
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Posted by Seibertron on July 3rd, 2011 @ 1:58pm CDT
SpaceSkull wrote:Thanks Seibertron! I am using my ticket today!


That's awesome. Please let us know what you think. Thanks again for supporting Seibertron.com.
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Posted by Seibertron on July 3rd, 2011 @ 2:01pm CDT
First Gen wrote:
Rated X wrote:Got hold of DOTM today. Great movie, but not the epic Michael Bay promised. Besides too much human storyline, I had to hit rewind so many times to see who's who and who got killed. If you blink you miss certain characters that only have one or two cameos. Still have no idea who the large Einstein looking robot that got killed was. And was it Soundwave that killed him ??? Was that the mercedes bot Bumblebee killed or Soundwave ??? Who was the Ferarri autobot ??? I couldnt make out the name the one time they told him to report to a bay for weapon check. What was the little Einstein looking robots name that hung out with Wheelie ??? It sounded like Brains I think. So much, Im gonna have to watch it a few more times to catch on. But im gonna be the devils advocate and say that part 2 was the best. It had the best combination of action and chance to see the characters robot modes without having to press pause on the DVD. And I do plan on buying the collectors edition when it comes out to show my support. But for now I stay away from theatres to avoid screaming children and cellphone wielding teenagers which ruin any movie.



u watch a crappy bootleg and judge it off that? DOTM had some of the clearest pictures and robot definition of all the films. Soundeave was a Mercedes, there was a whole scene with Carly getting tormented by him revealing that.


I'm with First Gen on this, Rated X. You have to go see this at your local theater. Watching it at home, and on a bootleg no less, is just not how a movie like this should be seen, especially for the first time. Please, go see this at the theater and let us know what you think.
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Posted by Flux Convoy on July 3rd, 2011 @ 7:01pm CDT
Am I the 109th caller? ;)
:BOT:
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1251999)
Posted by metimoteo on July 3rd, 2011 @ 7:32pm CDT
Thank you for advising parents not to take their young children to see this film. Most parents will probably ignore your advice but I glad to hear you say it. The most troubling thing about this film franchise has been the things that I, and I hope most others, find inappropriate for young children.
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Posted by Rated X on July 3rd, 2011 @ 10:34pm CDT
First Gen wrote:
Rated X wrote:Got hold of DOTM today. Great movie, but not the epic Michael Bay promised. Besides too much human storyline, I had to hit rewind so many times to see who's who and who got killed. If you blink you miss certain characters that only have one or two cameos. Still have no idea who the large Einstein looking robot that got killed was. And was it Soundwave that killed him ??? Was that the mercedes bot Bumblebee killed or Soundwave ??? Who was the Ferarri autobot ??? I couldnt make out the name the one time they told him to report to a bay for weapon check. What was the little Einstein looking robots name that hung out with Wheelie ??? It sounded like Brains I think. So much, Im gonna have to watch it a few more times to catch on. But im gonna be the devils advocate and say that part 2 was the best. It had the best combination of action and chance to see the characters robot modes without having to press pause on the DVD. And I do plan on buying the collectors edition when it comes out to show my support. But for now I stay away from theatres to avoid screaming children and cellphone wielding teenagers which ruin any movie.



u watch a crappy bootleg and judge it off that? DOTM had some of the clearest pictures and robot definition of all the films. Soundeave was a Mercedes, there was a whole scene with Carly getting tormented by him revealing that.



I’ve never been a quality control freak. HD, Blue Ray, and stereo surround sound are all over-rated to me. I grew up in the 80's when we didn’t have none of that and learned how to enjoy a movie the old fashioned way: WATCH THE MOVIE !!! I love AVI's just like I love KO’s. When it comes to my support for the movie, best believe ill be getting the deluxe edition when it comes out. But that could be in months and this is now. If you want a crying baby on your right, a facebook addict texting on your left, and are willing to miss good scenes just to take a 2 minute piss break, then go to the theater. Ill be at home watching it on my flat screen, feet up with an ice cold beer, pause button, and no distractions.

And no I did not know the Mercedes was Soundwave because everything moves so quickly and every Decepticon robot appeared to be silver in the quick glances they offered making it hard to tell who’s who.
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 3rd, 2011 @ 11:19pm CDT
Rated X wrote:And no I did not know the Mercedes was Soundwave because everything moves so quickly and every Decepticon robot appeared to be silver in the quick glances they offered making it hard to tell who’s who.
But there's a whole scene about midway through the film where Soundwave and Laserbeak are the only big robots around, and Dylan even addresses Soundwave by name.
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Posted by First Gen on July 3rd, 2011 @ 11:22pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I’ve never been a quality control freak. HD, Blue Ray, and stereo surround sound are all over-rated to me. I grew up in the 80's when we didn’t have none of that and learned how to enjoy a movie the old fashioned way: WATCH THE MOVIE !!! I love AVI's just like I love KO’s. When it comes to my support for the movie, best believe ill be getting the deluxe edition when it comes out. But that could be in months and this is now. If you want a crying baby on your right, a facebook addict texting on your left, and are willing to miss good scenes just to take a 2 minute piss break, then go to the theater. Ill be at home watching it on my flat screen, feet up with an ice cold beer, pause button, and no distractions.

And no I did not know the Mercedes was Soundwave because everything moves so quickly and every Decepticon robot appeared to be silver in the quick glances they offered making it hard to tell who’s who.



Fact: AVI's aka Bootlegs suck! Suck bigtime. There is no quality to them, they are poor copies. Not even copies, they're crap cam vids from some dudes phone. Always too dark, NEVER showing any form of definition, lucky if you get sound, and that crying baby and crazy FBer usually pop up as a black silhouette on an AVI and walk across the screen.

The scene with Soundwave lasted a good 5 plus minutes so he didn't blur by, you just couldn't tell who he was cause your bootlegs quality was horrible and you couldn't hear Patrick Dempsey tell Soundwave, by name mind you, to leave Carly alone.

So yeah, I went to the theatre, twice, to see the movie how it was meant to be seen, in all its IMAX 3D and 2D high definition glory and guess what, I saw every Transformers clearly, I knew who everyone was regardless of screen time, I say battle scenes that surpassed that of ROTF in clarity and definition and I got to cheer with everyone else when the Autobots kicked some Decepticon tail.

Im not knocking you for liking an ice cold brew and the comfort of your own home, but you cant tell me an 8 track is as good as and mp3 player, so theres no way an AVI beats a theatre screening. Sorry.
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Posted by metimoteo on July 4th, 2011 @ 12:12am CDT
Re the Rotten Tomatoes comments about 90% or 60,000+ fans liking DOTM: For comparison purposes, 89% or 107,000+ fans liked X-Men: First Class and it also received 194/224 positive reviews from film critics.
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Posted by Rated X on July 4th, 2011 @ 12:24am CDT
First Gen wrote:
Rated X wrote:I’ve never been a quality control freak. HD, Blue Ray, and stereo surround sound are all over-rated to me. I grew up in the 80's when we didn’t have none of that and learned how to enjoy a movie the old fashioned way: WATCH THE MOVIE !!! I love AVI's just like I love KO’s. When it comes to my support for the movie, best believe ill be getting the deluxe edition when it comes out. But that could be in months and this is now. If you want a crying baby on your right, a facebook addict texting on your left, and are willing to miss good scenes just to take a 2 minute piss break, then go to the theater. Ill be at home watching it on my flat screen, feet up with an ice cold beer, pause button, and no distractions.

And no I did not know the Mercedes was Soundwave because everything moves so quickly and every Decepticon robot appeared to be silver in the quick glances they offered making it hard to tell who’s who.



Fact: AVI's aka Bootlegs suck! Suck bigtime. There is no quality to them, they are poor copies. Not even copies, they're crap cam vids from some dudes phone. Always too dark, NEVER showing any form of definition, lucky if you get sound, and that crying baby and crazy FBer usually pop up as a black silhouette on an AVI and walk across the screen.


I dont see any "FACTS" here. Just a bunch of opinions from someone who prefers "hi-tech" stuff.

The scene with Soundwave lasted a good 5 plus minutes so he didn't blur by, you just couldn't tell who he was cause your bootlegs quality was horrible and you couldn't hear Patrick Dempsey tell Soundwave, by name mind you, to leave Carly alone.

So yeah, I went to the theatre, twice, to see the movie how it was meant to be seen, in all its IMAX 3D and 2D high definition glory and guess what, I saw every Transformers clearly, I knew who everyone was regardless of screen time, I say battle scenes that surpassed that of ROTF in clarity and definition and I got to cheer with everyone else when the Autobots kicked some Decepticon tail.

Im not knocking you for liking an ice cold brew and the comfort of your own home, but you cant tell me an 8 track is as good as and mp3 player, so theres no way an AVI beats a theatre screening. Sorry.



My copy was actually pretty good in both picture and sound. Im just not a super hi tech quality freak. I grew up with VCR's, vinyl DJ records, and cassettes. I’m too busy enjoying the actual characters, dialogue, plot, etc. to notice if the picture is super de duper crystal sharp or if every sound is coming at me from a different perpendicular angle like in real life. I got my beer goggles on anyway so I wouldn’t even notice the difference if my AVI copy was stretched to fit an IMAX sized screen. All that hi-tech quality technology is just a lure to keep you spending money when the free stuff is out there for the taking. I’m not knocking you for buying into it, but I don’t. When they find a way to bootleg stuff in HD, 3D, etc, trust me, Hollywood will find another “only in theatres” technology to get your money. But for me it’s the actual movie that intrigues me, not how it is presented.

And for the last time, it wasn’t my picture quality that kept me from identifying the Mercedes as Soundwave. It was the speed of motion and the “all silver” Decepticon cast that had me puzzled. It was real easy to identify the Autobots no matter how quick they moved because most of them could be identified by their different color schemes.

Hope this helps clear up my point of view.
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 4th, 2011 @ 12:33am CDT
Rated X wrote:And for the last time, it wasn’t my picture quality that kept me from identifying the Mercedes as Soundwave. It was the speed of motion and the “all silver” Decepticon cast that had me puzzled. It was real easy to identify the Autobots no matter how quick they moved because most of them could be identified by their different color schemes.
For the majority of his screentime, Soundwave stood still. And, again, he was referred to by name ("clearly", I might add) by both Megatron and Patrick Dempsey.
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Posted by Rated X on July 4th, 2011 @ 12:46am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:And for the last time, it wasn’t my picture quality that kept me from identifying the Mercedes as Soundwave. It was the speed of motion and the “all silver” Decepticon cast that had me puzzled. It was real easy to identify the Autobots no matter how quick they moved because most of them could be identified by their different color schemes.
For the majority of his screentime, Soundwave stood still. And, again, he was referred to by name ("clearly", I might add) by both Megatron and Patrick Dempsey.



I saw Soundwave standing still (when laserbeak flew on his arm)

But the one time the Benz transformed it was so quick (and silver) that it was hard to tell who it was. And the tentacles that tormented Carly when she was trapped insife the Benz didnt really clue me in cause it seemed like everything in the movie had tentacles or dreads or something else swinging around. Maybe it was the beer. Ill watch it again right now. ;)
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 4th, 2011 @ 1:05am CDT
Rated X wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:And for the last time, it wasn’t my picture quality that kept me from identifying the Mercedes as Soundwave. It was the speed of motion and the “all silver” Decepticon cast that had me puzzled. It was real easy to identify the Autobots no matter how quick they moved because most of them could be identified by their different color schemes.
For the majority of his screentime, Soundwave stood still. And, again, he was referred to by name ("clearly", I might add) by both Megatron and Patrick Dempsey.



I saw Soundwave standing still (when laserbeak flew on his arm)

But the one time the Benz transformed it was so quick (and silver) that it was hard to tell who it was. And the tentacles that tormented Carly when she was trapped insife the Benz didnt really clue me in cause it seemed like everything in the movie had tentacles or dreads or something else swinging around. Maybe it was the beer. Ill watch it again right now. ;)
What about when Patrick Dempsey said, "Soundwave, please," in clear legible dialogue?

Yeah, best not to watch this movie with booze (or at least, with too much of it). :P
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Posted by Seibertron on July 4th, 2011 @ 2:53am CDT
hey you guys ... don't beat up Rated X. He didn't catch something in the film, no need to throw him under the bus. It happens. No big deal.
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Posted by Rated X on July 4th, 2011 @ 8:25am CDT
Seibertron wrote:hey you guys ... don't beat up Rated X. He didn't catch something in the film, no need to throw him under the bus. It happens. No big deal.


Thanks Ryan ! I owe you a beer next year ! ;)
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Posted by Counterpunch on July 4th, 2011 @ 10:40am CDT
Pretty good that ole' Twincast eh?

Must be some handsome guys that record that ole' Twincast.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1252421)
Posted by Samsonator on July 4th, 2011 @ 11:41am CDT
Finally got a chance to listen to the whole thing. Man that was a great bit of podcasting all around! It really calls my attention to something, though. Those uncut and uncensored bits were some pure comedic gold in several cases, and it really makes me wonder what else has been edited from previous 'casts you've done. I'm probably alone on this one, but I think with each new podcast, you should release it in two versions. The edited-for-content regular version, and the 18+ (or whatever it is where you live) uncut versions.

I can see problems arising where having an uncut version would prompt some people to say more outrageous things simply because it's not going to be censored, making the task of editing down the regular version very difficult, but it's just a suggestion.

On to my thoughts about the subject, and my two cents about some of the debates:

Prime's questionable command to the Autobots
I gotta disagree with Ryan about the "Kill them all" line. I know how passionate about the franchise and the characters you are, I fully understand your reasoning behind your opinion, I understand the purity of the character of Optimus Prime, and understand that in most circumstances any competent heroic leader character, even movie Prime with his sometimes brutal tactics (when needed, or called for) would not issue an order such as that to his troops. But in my view, by the end battle of this movie, he's just finally fed up with all the sh*t that the Decepticons are pulling on this innocent (by their war's standards) planet. The cons have made it abundantly clear that as long as they live, innocents will die, carnage and destruction will reign, and more friends will be lost. Having been killed once himself, and just escaping from another attempt by the Decepticons to wipe out the remaining Autobots, I think he finally realizes the decision that must be made,and communicates it to his men in the clearest way possible. To be perfectly honest, thinking back to when I was watching it, when he said it I thought to myself "About time, man." and then paid it no mind. Until I heard you all mentioning it, I had completely forgotten the line had even been said. It just didn't affect me that much as it sounded to me very much like something he would have said in the circumstances he was in. Just my opinion, mind you. My take on that one.

Starscream's portrayal
In the films alone (not counting supplemental material) he always came across to me as the guy waiting for the right time to take the top spot. Sure he was a sniveling whiny b*tch most of the time he was on screen, but Megatron's bigger and meaner, and will beat the crap outta him. I never took his subservience to be sincere. When the 'Cons first arrived on the scene in the '07 movie, sans Megatron, Starscream was calling the shots (he was an incompetent leader, but that's another story) but as soon as the big bad Megatron was revived, Starscream fell back into his role of lackey, knowing full well that if he were to attempt to rise above his station, get too big for his robo-britches, Megatron would probably kill him, or at least smack him around. Megatron's death led to Starscream's retreat. This is not necessarily an act of cowardice, but possibly a survival tactic as Starscream suggests a similar strategy to Megs at the end of ROTF after the Fallen gets thrashed. While Megatron was dead, Starscream continued his rule, only to have Megatron revive, and return to the Nemesis with a flair for domestic violence. Some could argue that it was Starscream's command that Megatron be rebuilt, but I sincerely doubt he'd put that much effort into it. More plausible that Soundwave coordinated the rescue op, possibly even under commands given to him before Megatron died (as a plan B) but this is just speculation. The third movie, as previously stated in the podcast itself, sees Starscream come to the realization that Megatron has a plan, a very long standing plan, a plan that hinged on an alliance between Megatron and Sentinel, and may be a useful leader after all... too bad a lowly human blew his head up. To be honest I actually think he kinda deserved that, and hey, Sam got a confirmed Decepticon kill (with Lennox getting the assist), score one for humanity!

The Wreckers
I was so glad, along with everyone else I've heard from, to hear the Wreckers NOT sound like Nascar fan redneck stereotypes. I'm not a Nascar fan myself, but I know a few people that are and those stereotypes do not make them happy, man. That decision, to me, made a potentially dangerous repeat of the twins fiasco a lot less of an issue. Additionally, anyone else think that their UK accents were a tribute to the fact that the Wreckers, as a team, started in the UK Marvel comics? I also liked the nod to the Wreckers of G1 (specifically IDW's continuity)with the ship they were tending being called Xantium. All in all they impressed me as new characters, enough so that I may actually shell out the cash for their deluxe class toys, and I was glad to see they didn't follow the example of every other Wreckers team, and die.

Shockwave
Was not pleased at all with his Darth Maul Syndrome (for those unaware of the meaning, Darth Maul from Star Wars Episode 1 was supremely hyped, such a big deal was made about the character, he even made it onto the cover of Time magazine. Come film time, he was on screen maybe fifteen minutes tops, said one or two lines, and got killed by one of the heroes, never to be heard from again, disregarded by time) For how much press Shockwave was given, I really expected him to do more than show up twice, dig around, walk around, shoot some stuff, say one real line (not counting unsubtitled Cybertronian speak) and then get offed. Truly a waste of a character, he might as well have not even been there. It coulda been anyone operating the driller thingy or whatever he was doing. He felt so superfluous and useless which, for such a cool design and awesome character model, felt really meaningless.


I've probably got more, but I'm way beyond tired and need to hit the sack, final thoughts from me on DOTM, though. Good movie. I went in expecting more of what we've gotten for the last two movies, and was pleasantly surprised by the scope and feel of the movie. It's not gonna be a big award winner, no best actors or anything here (though it should definitely get an effects nod for the awesome job they did with everything, especially the destruction in Chicago) but it was definitely fun and entertaining, and looked amazing! Sad to see the movie franchise come to a close (myself from 2006-2007 would never believe I just said that :lol: ) but glad that they ended it on such a high note!

Keep up the awesome podcasting, and hope to hear from you guys again in a week or two!
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1252601)
Posted by Anonymous. on July 4th, 2011 @ 4:22pm CDT
Dino, the Ezio Auditore of Transformers

:APPLAUSE:
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1252675)
Posted by Vile MK III on July 4th, 2011 @ 7:16pm CDT
Kreon! I made it to the end... yay?
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1253373)
Posted by DoubleOScorpio on July 5th, 2011 @ 10:22pm CDT
KREON!

Thanks a million guys. I was rolling during a few different points of the 'cast.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1253547)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 6th, 2011 @ 7:24am CDT
Thanks guys. :BOT:
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1254025)
Posted by Spaceship Bruce on July 6th, 2011 @ 9:34pm CDT
Yo, long time listener, first time caller. Enjoying this podcast thus far, I'll be sure to listen to the rest. Just a thought, though: Doesn't it seem like you find yourself rationalizing the characterizations in the TF movies? For example, Prime's rationale in killing Sentinel & Megatron. IMO, it's obvious that the choices of the filmmakers (The director? The writers?) do a disservice to Prime, as they do to the other Transformers, & we're left to rationalize them as best we can, e.g. "Prime needed to kill them because they'd never stop, they'd murder every human." A better writer and/or director would've found a better denouement, e.g. Prime stopping Sentinel, Megatron submitting to Prime, & Starscream betraying Megatron. That's Transformers 101, but that's not what we got.

Also, for the record, it's egregious that Soundwave didn't get his synthesizer voice. Seriously, it would've taken all of 30 seconds to do that bit of legitimate fan service & they didn't do it. That shit is straight unforgivable.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1254235)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on July 7th, 2011 @ 8:28am CDT
Welcome to Seibertron ingenieur!

I agree about Soundwave's voice, and I think they cheapened Shockwave my not giving him the sneering accent we've come to know and love.

It's possible we're applying more depth than there is, but the same can be said about some of the fluff in the G1 cartoon.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1254245)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 7th, 2011 @ 8:40am CDT
ingenieur wrote:Yo, long time listener, first time caller. Enjoying this podcast thus far, I'll be sure to listen to the rest. Just a thought, though: Doesn't it seem like you find yourself rationalizing the characterizations in the TF movies? For example, Prime's rationale in killing Sentinel & Megatron. IMO, it's obvious that the choices of the filmmakers (The director? The writers?) do a disservice to Prime, as they do to the other Transformers, & we're left to rationalize them as best we can, e.g. "Prime needed to kill them because they'd never stop, they'd murder every human." A better writer and/or director would've found a better denouement, e.g. Prime stopping Sentinel, Megatron submitting to Prime, & Starscream betraying Megatron. That's Transformers 101, but that's not what we got.


Maybe, but pretty much all Transformers fiction is terrible at its core. It all requires some degree of rationalization, imagination, and even a bit of suspended disbelief.

Though, in this instance, I really don't think the Decepticons would have stopped. Both Sentinel and Megatron were manically devoted towards their cause of saving Cybertron at any cost (which for their race was the right decision). In a larger moral context, Optimus was right to put a stop to their scorched earth policy.

In this instance, I really DO believe that Optimus upheld the integrity of the matrix and its call for freedom for all sentient beings. Afterall, Sentinel's plan was slavery...
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1255366)
Posted by TulioDude on July 9th, 2011 @ 12:21am CDT
Kreon :D

I was holding in watching this episode until i saw the movie a second time and though about it.
This episode has been really enjoyable!I also loved the film!
Anyone else prefers Dino and Que over Mirage and Wheeljack?I do.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1255483)
Posted by It Is Him on July 9th, 2011 @ 8:38am CDT
Just finished the podcast yesterday. You guys crack me up.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #24 "Lunacy" Now Available (1255803)
Posted by Ruthless Cynic on July 9th, 2011 @ 7:55pm CDT
Thanks again Ryan! I loved the movie and the podcasts, keep them coming!

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